“Curtis takes great pride in the large number of its students who have achieved world renown. Equally, Curtis is proud of its many students who may not have achieved a similar degree of fame but who, in various roles, have brought music, intelligently understood and discriminatingly presented, to innumerable communities and thereby have helped cheer the heart and raise the spirits of countless people.”
This introduction to Curtis's 50th-anniversary book, Overtones—written in 1974 by M. Todd Cooke, Curtis's board president at the time—is as true now as it was then.
Curtis alumni, having experienced extraordinary one-on-one training and valuable performance opportunities as students, go on to invent careers with impact around the world and in their communities.
Pianist Lambert Orkis strives to transport listeners each time he plays. [link to Overtones content, Fall17 Meet the Alumni, will be available late August]
Violin alumna Karina Canellakis has become a compelling, and award-winning, presence on the podium.
For organ virtuoso Paul Jacobs, advocacy and artistry go hand in hand.